Tuesday, March 15, 2016
It's All in the Family! Bahamian EDM Producer Makes Waves!
By Fay Knowles
The Element, (aka our son Gavin Knowles), an electronic dance music producer from The Bahamas, is making huge waves on the music scene! Much of the music he writes has been accepted by international Film/TV Libraries and his single “Be with You” was forwarded on to the A&R Director at Sony.
“I have signed publishing deals with two international Film/TV libraries. Also one library has eleven of my tracks and another has three,” says Gavin. “Be with You was a collaboration with the amazing vocalist/singer songwriter Juliet Lyons and the very talented and experienced Film/TV producer Richard Emmet.”
“Be with You” (featuring Juliet Lyons) is available on iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/be-you-feat.-juliet-lyons/id1067587477
Another recent success of The Element is Gavin’s remix of the Lost Kings’ song “You” featuring Katelyn Tarver, which reached #4 on the Spinnin’ Records Contest Charts.
“All production is done inside my computer, not like the old days when music producers had to have a big studio,” says Gavin. “Nowadays everything can be done on a computer and the virtual instruments are of a very high quality.”
Gavin is a member of PRS Music (U.K. PRO affiliated with ASCAP). He also belongs to TAXI which is an online A&R community. He says some of his influences are Calvin Harris, Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta.
He was born in the Bahamas and raised between the islands and Devon, England. He has travelled freely and weaves his background and life experiences into his music.
Gavin is excited about his future as an EDM producer and says, “It's been two years since I started this journey as a music producer and it's been a blast. I look forward to taking my music to the next level this year!”